Hell Freezes Over: Bill Maher Assails “Liberal BS” and Defends Christianity

| April 22 2013
David Leeper

Mawkishly liberal Bill Maher is suddenly showing signs of intelligent life.  Consider first this video clip in which he crushes liberal automaton Barry Levin over differences between Islam and other faiths. Gasping and grasping, Levin invokes “Pam Geller” and “Islamophobia”, two standard liberal incantations meant to support the liberal party line on moral relativism and non-judgmentalism. Maher, as a self-declared “truth lover”, doesn’t stand for it.

Consider also this clip in which, to the dismay of liberals, he decries the total tax burden of high-income people living in California. Notice Rachel Maddow’s deer-in-the-headlights silence.

Two cheers for Bill Maher … I’ll reserve the third cheer for the day on which Bill shows again that he can distingush truth from liberal dogma.

5 comments
sleepergirl
sleepergirl

I wish Maher would have asked Barry  to post a cartoon of Mohammed on his web page and wait for the Muslim reaction.  Barry certainly lost that debate.  Three cheers for Maher.  I'm still not ready to call Maher a "friend" of the Right, though.

rofomoreno
rofomoreno

Dittos Dave, on Maher's minimal enlightenment. Ain't it amazing that the adage holds true: "A Conservative is a Liberal who just got mugged". Is he coming to terms with true nature of liberalism?

 

Sincere cheers to him and (who knows) hoping a blinding light (reminiscent of Saul becoming St. Paul) will reveal to him other significant instances of having been mugged 

dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

 @rofomoreno Good comment rofo ... I won't hold my breath waiting for Maher's encore, but it's encouraging nonetheless to see an occasional ray of light from him.

 

Most liberals are stuck in an ideological straight jacket that facts cannot penetrate.  But occasionally a lib will suggest that maybe, just maybe, the emperor has no clothes.  

 

And occasionally, a liberal who thinks for him(her)self, will actually flip -- like the former Hollywood/Broadway uber-liberal David Mahmet who wrote a great book on his enlightenment and conversion.  

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @dleeper47  @rofomoreno @sleepergirl I don't know where Maher goes from here. Certainly, in the past, he has been not only wrong 99% of the time, but repellently so. But ANYONE can change. No one is a lost cause. Everyone thinks what they think until the moment they think something else.

 

God doesn't give up on any of us—and while I don't think it's a productive use of our time to try to convince one individual Marxist professor professor to vote Republican when we could spend the same time convincing 100 indies to—I do think this is proof that we should never write anyone off ideologically. Non one is, by definition, permanently wrong.

 

All that said, Maher still has a looooooong way to go.

rofomoreno
rofomoreno

 @WesternFreePress  @dleeper47  @sleepergirl Regarding (the significance of) Rachel Maddow's silence and approaching the line of almost cowering to be agreed with in the second video. It would not be unreasonable to believe that Maher's more loyal fan base (lowly informed that the majority are) are experiencing similar uncomfortable facial contortions in unbelievably hearing what they were hearing (truth does make one do that). Particularly with the Barry Levin episode and Maher's quick journey (or maybe pilgrimage) into the logical with the audience applauding, however awkwardly, I'm sure.

For a moment, Maher took them into uncharted wilderness. I would believe it reasonable that confused chuckles and applause felt appropriate to some and then completely foreign to others. I would go further to imagine that some (however few that may be) will take the initiative to venture out a bit farther from beyond the moment that Maher brought them to.        

Truth can, and does make you do that  - once you get a taste of it, you do tend to acquire a need to seek more)